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Net Worth Update April 2013 (+0.92%)

Welcome to the Million Dollar Journey April 2013 Net Worth Update. For those of you new to Million Dollar Journey, a monthly net worth update is typically posted near the end of the month (or beginning of the next) to track the progress of my journey to one million in net worth, hopefully by the…

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Canadian Youth Business Foundation Programs

The Canadian Youth Business Foundation (CYBF) encourages entrepreneurship and minimizes youth unemployment by offering resources to convert ideas into viable businesses. Their programs target people aged 18 to 39 and assist them through their business cycle from conception through implementation to expansion by serving as mentors and offering financial assistance. There are a number of…

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Timing the Market vs. Buy and Hold

After the recent strong stock market gains, I have been asked a few times lately: “What should we do to protect against a possible market downturn? Should we become defensive?” If you could move in and out of the market at the right time, you would obviously increase your returns and avoid some losses. On…

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Top 10 U.S. Dividend Growth Stocks for 2013

In a previous article about the top Canadian dividend growth stocks for 2013, I promised that I would write about U.S. dividend growth stocks and the vast differences between the companies.  What is the biggest difference?  Well for one, the top dividend stocks in the U.S. are much more mature, and have a much longer…

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Canada Small Business Financing Program

Small business owners face a number of challenges to start and sustain an operation. One of the vital components to their success, apart from the typical key attributes, is their ability to obtain financing (unless they are among the fortunate few who have a windfall to kick start their entrepreneurial journey). The credit history plays…

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